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July 3, 2015

News This Week: 
Last weekend's Warehouse Sale



news1Go Set a Watchman   


Harper Lee's highly anticipated follow-up to To Kill a Mockingbird will hit the bookstore shelves at midnight on the evening of July 13th, and we'll be keeping our doors open late that night for everyone who can't wait 'til morning.  


Pre-order and guarantee your copy of Go Set a Watchman now, for 20% off, from Harvard Book Store.  


There are lots of ways!   




news2Around the World   


There's one more week to submit your work to our travel anthology, Around the World: An Anthology of Travel Writing Collected by Harvard Book Store. Take us someplace new with your words and illustrations!  


Learn more about our call for entries here.  



news3July Fourth Hours   


Harvard Book Store will close at 8pm on the evening of July 4th. Happy Fourth! We'll return to regular hours on Sunday morning. Check out our complete hours here



news4In Case You Missed It


In June we hosted the editor and publisher of The Nation Katrina vanden Heuvel, the author of The Nation: A Biography D.D. Guttenplan, and The Nation writer Chloe Maxmin for a discussion on the history of America's oldest weekly magazine.  



Browse the HBS Channel, our video archive of author events, and consider buying the books from Harvard Book Store. Your purchases support our award-winning author series.


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New on Our Shelvesnewshelves
The Prophets of Eternal Fjord
by Kim Leine


Liveright, hardcover

From the swarming streets of Copenhagen to the frozen villages of Greenland, The Prophets of Eternal Fjord is a grand story of epic proportion. Kim Leine's masterpiece arrives on American shores erupting with pathos, lust, and faith lost and found.

The Oregon Trail:
A New American Journey
by Rinker Buck


Simon & Schuster, hardcover
At once a majestic journey across the West, a significant work of history, and a moving personal saga, The Oregon Trail draws readers into the journey of a lifetime. It is a wildly ambitious work of nonfiction from a true American original.

Personal Knowledge:
Towards a Post-Critical Philosophy
by Michael Polanyi


University of Chicago Press, paperback

The publication of Personal Knowledge in 1958 shook the science world, as Michael Polanyi took aim at the long-standing ideals of rigid empiricism. In this expanded edition, Polyani scholar Mary Jo Nye sets his work into contemporary context.

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Kids & Young Adult
We Are America:
A Tribute from the Heart
by Walter Dean Myers and Christopher Myers


HarperCollins, paperback

Celebrate America's freedom dream with National Book Award finalist and New York Times bestselling author Walter Dean Myers and Caldecott Honor artist Christopher Myers! 

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Printed on Paige 
Each week we feature a book printed on Paige, our book-making machine. Featured books will range from fresh works from local authors to near-forgotten titles discovered in our extensive print-on-demand database

Boston Poetry Slam:
20 Years at the Cantab Lounge
edited by Adam Stone


Print on Demand, paperback

Boston Poetry Slam: 20 Years At The Cantab Lounge is a collection of the best known poems by the best known writers and performers at The Cantab Lounge in Cambridge, MA. Many of the poems are published here for the first time.


Remainders are bargain books, new books at used-book prices. We have a limited number of copies of these titles, so if you see something that you're interested in, come in and check it out soon. To see more of our Remainders section, visit our Remainders page.
Adventures on the Alimentary Canal
by Mary Roach
$5.99, hardcover (originally $26.95)

The irresistible, ever-curious Mary Roach returns with a new adventure to the invisible realm inside. The alimentary canal is classic Mary Roach terrain and, like all of Roach's books, Gulp is as much about human beings as it is about human bodies.
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Camelot's Court:
Inside the Kennedy White House
by Robert Dallek
$6.99, hardcover (originally $32.50)

Fifty years after John F. Kennedy's assassination, presidential historian Robert Dallek delivers a riveting new portrait of this president and his inner circle of advisors -- their rivalries, personality clashes, and political battles.
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Charley Harper's Animal Kingdom
by Todd Oldham
$49.99, hardcover (originally $100.00)

Featuring more than 300 previously unseen illustrations, Charley Harper's Animal Kingdom includes illustrations created during a span of more than sixty years and appeals to a wide range of audiences both young and old.
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Recentused Finds in the Used Department


Featured used books go fast, so if any titles interest you, stop in to check them out soon. We will hold the book if you are the first caller to reserve it. To reserve a book, call (617) 661-1515 and ask for our Used Department. We're also always looking for books to buy. Learn about selling your used books, including textbooks, here.
Keeping Faith
by Cornel West

Originally published by Routledge Classics in 2008

$18.00 (paperback) in Very Good condition

Keeping Faith is a rich, moving, and deeply personal collection of essays from one of the leading African American intellectuals of our age. Cornel West critiques structures of power and oppression as they operate within American society. 

Dali, 1904-1989:

The Paintings

by Robert Descharnes and Gilles Néret 

Originally published by Taschen in 2007

$100.00 (hardcover, 2 volume boxed set) in Very Good condition

This lively, epic, two-volume monograph presents the infamous Surrealist in full color and in his own words. His provocative imagery is all here, from the soft watches to the notorious burning giraffe.

Romantic Reformers and the Antislavery Struggle in the Civil War Era

by Ethan J. Kytle

Originally published by Cambridge University Press in 2014

$50.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition

Romantic Referms and the Antislavery Struggle in the Civil War Era tells the story of how antebellum America's most important intellectual current, Romanticism, shaped the coming and course of the nation's bloodiest -- and most revolutionary -- conflict. 

Upcoming Events  


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» Caitlin Moran (Jul 8)

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Fiction Fridays

Fridays This Summer 

Get 15% off fiction purchases in the store!

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Gordon Teskey

Mon, Jul 6, 7PM

Harvard Professor of English and distinguished Milton scholar Gordon Teskey discusses The Poetry of John Milton.
At Harvard Book Store
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Louisa Hall

Tues, Jul 7, 7PM

Louisa Hall, Harvard grad and author of The Carriage House, presents her new novel Speak, which explores the creation of Artificial Intelligence.
At Harvard Book Store
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Caitlin Moran

Wed, Jul 8, 6PM

Caitlin Moran, the bestselling author of How to Be a Woman and columnist for The Times of London, discusses her new-to-paperback novel How to Build a Girl, in conversation with the Boston Globe's Meredith Goldstein.
At the Brattle Theatre
$5 Tickets
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Janet Surrey and Samuel Shem

Thurs, Jul 9, 7PM

Janet Surrey, PhD, and Samuel Shem, MD, discuss The Buddha's Wife: The Path of Awakening Together, the rarely told story of Princess Yasodhara, the wife Buddha left behind.
At Harvard Book Store
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Go Set a Watchman Midnight Release

Tue, Jul 14, 12AM

Join us at midnight as we stay open late for the release of Harper Lee's follow-up to To Kill a Mockingbird. Start your evening with a Brattle screening of the classic film.
At Harvard Book Store
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Author Event Info 



Featured event books at Harvard Book Store author talks are 20% off on the day of the event. Thank you for supporting this author series with your purchases.


Tickets & Coupons 

$5 tickets are also coupons good for $5 off a purchase at Harvard Book Store.


The Harvard Square Book Circle

Mon, Jul 27, 7PM

The July selection for our monthly in-store book club discussion is Allegra Goodman's Intuition. Registration is not required and no commitment is necessary.
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